New timelapse video shows Kampus residential complex taking shape in Manchester

An interesting timelapse video of construction at the Kampus development in Manchester has been created – showing the much-anticipated new city-centre living space taking shape with just one year until completion.

Kampus is a new residential development in a prime location in Manchester city centre. The site, formerly part of Manchester Metropolitan University, will see 533 apartments being delivered in new-build and refurbished buildings entirely for the Build-to-Rent sector, plus a mix of flexible, commercial spaces.

Joint venture developer partners Capital & Centric and Henry Boot Developments plan to create two floors of independent restaurants and bars around a lush garden, adjacent to the Rochdale Canal. The development will provide much-needed green spaces and a relaxing environment for residents of, and visitors to, Kampus.

Sitting adjacent to Manchester’s famous Canal Street, the project retains an 11-storey, 1960s former office tower, which will be extensively refurbished after being stripped back to the original concrete frame and extended by three storeys. The former academic buildings, built decades after the tower, have been demolished to make way for the new-build elements, which will be tied into the tower building.

Completing the site are two listed, former warehouse buildings, which will be refurbished and transformed to complement the wider scheme, by Liverpool-based shedkm.

Residents will also benefit from on-site management, a private landscaped podium, secure parking, cycle spaces and unparalleled views across Manchester.

The Kampus scheme was designed by Dutch architects Mecanoo, with Chapman Taylor progressing the project as Delivery Architect, and Exterior Architecture advising as Landscape Architect on behalf of Main Contractor Mount Anvil.

Rachel Rogerson (BA (Hons), Dip Arch)

Associate Director, UK

Rachel joined Chapman Taylor in Manchester in 2006 and became an Associate Director in 2016. She is responsible for leading the UK Technical Group and coordinating ISO 14001 and 9001 in the Manchester studio.

She has over 20 years’ experience, with a particular focus on leading the technical delivery and design management of major projects in the UK and internationally across a number of sectors.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Leisure / Retail / Delivery / Design Management

Andrew Carroll

Director, UK

Since joining Chapman Taylor in 2002, Andy has been involved in the design and delivery of major projects across a range of sectors including mixed-use, office, residential, hospitality, retail and leisure.

Andy has considerable experience at all stages of design with a particular expertise in leading design teams through the detailed design and delivery stages of large, complex projects. He enjoys working collaboratively as part of a team with a creative and positive approach to his work. As a UK Board Director, Andy oversees project delivery and helps to define and implement our core values across the UK.

Areas of expertise:

Mixed-use / Office / Residential / Hospitality / Retail / Leisure / Design Management / Delivery

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